Farming and Suffolk go hand-in-hand and for Katie Mitcham the two are in her blood.
Growing up on the family farm, Katie always had a love of animals and sourcing quality meat.
She spread her wings and went to study Cordon Bleu. On leaving college she had a very successful career as private chef working or The Royal Family, many high rolling clients and also spending many years for clients on Moto G.P.
After travelling the world as a professional chef, Katie felt her roots pulling her back and to Suffolk
On coming back to Suffolk, she settled down got married to Simon and had family. She started working for an A list client, and starting her teacher training at West Suffolk college come a lecturer teaching professional cookery.
But in September of 2012 she gave her career as a chef up to care for her Father who had been badly hurt in an accident, and oversee the day to day running of his arable farm in Hessett.
Katie gave Mike the grazing rights to the conservation grazing on her Father’s farm, and it wasn’t long before she teamed up with Mike to make Heath Farm a center for native breeds, using traditional husbandry techniques and helping push Heath Farm where it is today.
Disclaimer- The website is updated by myself, I am not ashamed to say I have dyslexia and my grammor and spelling can be some what wonkie donkey. Most errors are down to me, writing on my phone in my wellies normally up to my waist in mub, in the middle of a field.